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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Congratulations to the Chicago Alumni on the Teaching Market

(I just realized I neglected to post this in the late Spring, when it usually appears.)

Congratulations to the following alumni of the University of Chicago Law School who have accepted tenure-track positions for 2012-13; they are:

Valeena E. Beety '06, who will join the faculty at West Virginia University.  She clerked for Chief Judge Carr in the Nothern District of Ohio and for Judge Daughtry on the Sixth Circuit, and was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., before teaching in the Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi.  She specializes in criminal law and procedure, both doctrinal and clinical.

Sarah Burstein '07, who will join the faculty  at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.  She clerked for Chief Judge Pratt in the Southern District of Iowa, before practicing intellectual property law with Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago.  She specializes in intellectual property.

Ashley S. Deeks '98, who will join the faculty at the University of Virginia.  She clerked for Judge Becker on the Third Circuit, practiced in the U.S. State Department's Office of the Legal Adviser, and was, most recently, an Associate-in-Law at Columbia.  She specializes in international law.

Kyle Langvardt '07, who will join the faculty at the University of Detroit-Mercy.  He practiced law with Locke Lord in Chicago and taught business and ethics in the Business School at Indiana University, Bloomington.  He specializes in constitutional law and election law.

Andres Sawicki '06, who will join the faculty at the University of Miami, in his hometown.  He clerked for Judge Sack on the Second Circuit, served as an intellectual property litigator with Kirkland & Ellis in New York and, most recently, was a Bigelow Fellow at the Law School.  He specializes in intellectual property, especially patents.

 In addition, the following Chicago graduate accepted a VAP or Fellowship:

Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr. '05 will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Washington University, St. Louis for 2012-14.  He practiced tax law at Skadden, Arps in Chicago and earned an LL.M. in tax from Northwestern.  He also worked for several years as an Estate Tax Attorney for the IRS.  He specializes in tax law and trusts & estates.

Veronica Root '08 will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame for 2012-2014.  She clerked for Judge Stewart on the Fifth Circuit, and practiced with Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C.  She specializes in legal ethics and employment discrimination.

Again, congratulations to them all!

You can a list of last year's Chicago candidates and their jobs here.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/2012/07/congratulations-to-the-chicago-alumni-on-the-teaching-market.html

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